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European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are industry-led stakeholder fora that develop short to long-term research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action at EU and national level to be supported by both private and public funding.

ETPs span a wide range of technology areas and have to date played an important role by developing joint visions, setting Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas and contributing to the definition of the research priorities including those under the Research Framework Programmes.

Building on the strategies for Europe 2020 and for an Innovation Union, the Commission's Horizon 2020 proposal for an integrated research and innovation framework programme recognises the role of ETPs as part of the external advice and societal engagement needed to implement Horizon 2020.

ETPs will therefore be a key element in the European innovation ecosystem and will help turn Europe into an Innovation Union, by taking a holistic view and:

  • developing strategies and provide a coherent business-focused analysis of research and innovation bottlenecks and opportunities related to societal challenges and industrial leadership actions
  • mobilising industry and other stakeholders within the EU to work in partnership and deliver on agreed priorities
  • sharing information and enable knowledge transfer to a wide range of stakeholders across the EU.

The European Commission does not own or manage European Technology Platforms, which are independent organisations.


News

The updated booklet on the Russian Technology Platforms was issued in October, 2013. For more information: Russian Technology Platforms


A European Commission Staff Working Document 'Strategy for European Technology Platforms: ETP 2020' has been published

The strategy, seeks to maximise the impact of the European Technology Platforms (ETPs). Building on the strategies for Europe 2020 and for an Innovation Union, the Commission's Horizon 2020 proposal for an integrated research and innovation framework programme recognises the role of ETPs as part of the external advice and societal engagement needed to implement Horizon 2020. ETPs will therefore be a key element in the European innovation ecosystem and will help turn Europe into an Innovation Union. A new landscape of recognised ETPs is also now in place following an assessment against the revised criteria for recognition defined in the Staff Working Document.


The European Commission has published a Communication on public-private partnerships in Horizon 2020


White Paper “Contribution of Nanomedicine to Horizon 2020”

The European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN) and the NANOMED2020 project announced the publication of the White Paper on Contribution of Nanomedicine to Horizon 2020, the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation till 2020. This strategic document provides a set of key recommendations for the European Commission and the EU Member States to create a favourable ecosystem for the successful deployment of Nanomedicine in Europe. It lays thereby the groundwork to manage the efficient translation of nanotechnology from a Key Enabling Technology (KET) into new and innovative medical products.
For more information: White Paper “Contribution of Nanomedicine to Horizon 2020”


Russian Technology Platforms

The Russian Technology Platforms (RTP) were formed in 2011-2012 by the Russian Government to further enhance innovation and growth in Russian. Currently, there are 32 self-organised platforms involving a large number of companies and academic institutions. A booklet was produced in the end of 2012 to describe the different platforms and their work to date. For more information: Technology Platforms RF


Road map to improve the energy efficiency in built environment.

The project BUILDING UP has developed a roadmap for cross-sectorial research and innovation activities in order to improve the energy efficiency in built environments. The roadmap is a result of the work done by nine ETPs and through large public consultations and debates. This video summarizes the work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6KqzvrLd80&feature=youtu.be
More information can be found on the BUILDING UP website: www.buildingup-e2b.eu
ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/etp/docs/building-up-roadmap_en.pdf


The Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) 8th Conference “Inspiring Horizons”

Barcelona 11-14 March 2013
The conference was jointly organized with the Confederación Española de Empresas de la Madera (CONFEMADERA HÁBITAT) and the Plataforma Tecnológica Forestal Española, acting as the Secretary of the Confederation. More than 200 representatives from the forestry industries around Europe discussed issues related to forestry. For more information:
http://youtu.be/Pln2ZNLrgiU
http://www.foresteurope.org/news/forest-technology-platform-wants-increase-use-wood-construction-300


Last updated on: 2013-07-12